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    Nov 20, 2004, 10:41 PM - Making Risen Molds....? #1

    hey guys. i did a search, and i didn't find anything...but, if there is a link to something like this, please post it. anyway, i was wondering how you make a risen mold. i believe its risen. i was watching the Star Wars DVD, the bonus features, and was looking at how they were making the symetrical Darth Vader helmet...and i saw a mold that they used for the dome of the helmet. it appeared to be risen...and so...i was just wondering how you make a risen mold of anything. i would like to know how to do this step-by-step. such as...what i need to make the mold...what to put my object in...how to make the mold...stuff like that. anyway, thanks for all your help.
    Michael
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    Nov 20, 2004, 10:43 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #2

    maybe you need to search for resin mold making
  3. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Nov 20, 2004, 11:59 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #3

    well, i did a search on Molds...making risen molds, risen mold making, risen...and, i haven't found the things i am looking for. i may come up with some more.
    Michael
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    Nov 21, 2004, 6:35 AM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #4

    I cant be sure but I think it was plaster castes.
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    Nov 21, 2004, 9:55 AM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #5

    I have seen and heard of molds that were made with a silicone mold that the resin is poured into. Then when it's "dry" the silicone is pulled off of the cured resin.

    I have a historical preservationist that I am working with that is going to get me a list of materials locally that I can experiment with.

    I'll post my findings here if you'd like.

    ~Darren
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    Nov 21, 2004, 2:37 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #6


    thksdad wrote:

    well, i did a search on Molds...making risen molds, risen mold making, risen...and, i haven't found the things i am looking for. i may come up with some more.
    Michael
    It is Resin NOT risen...... You may actually find a hit using the right word spelling..

    Lynn
  7. Nov 21, 2004, 6:02 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #7


    Prymer13 wrote:

    I have seen and heard of molds that were made with a silicone mold that the resin is poured into. Then when it's "dry" the silicone is pulled off of the cured resin.

    I have a historical preservationist that I am working with that is going to get me a list of materials locally that I can experiment with.

    I'll post my findings here if you'd like.

    ~Darren
    thats how I make mine.

    I make the mold about of a rubber type substance that dries, then you cut it open take out the original, and pour in the resin, I've done it before, quite easy with the exception that if you don't have a vibration machine that gets rid of the bubble, the mold turns out terrible, trust me, but resin is expensive, I think I got a $25, one that good for like two molds, and that was with an obi ROTS saber.
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    Dec 25, 2004, 8:43 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #8

    If you want to experiment I hear michaels carries the resin and mold material.. it is however expensive.. and yes you can get airbubbles.. what were you wanting to make a mold of?
  9. Dec 26, 2004, 7:30 PM - Re: Making Risen Molds....? #9

    I know you can get air bubbles it happened, to me, I guess it didn't settle enough, and I was tr ying to make a mold of an Obi Ep.III saber, just for fun...

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